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October 2018

Familiar Boundaries. Infinite possibilities: Private Opening Reception
October 11 @ 5:30 pm

Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, a group exhibition of regional, national, and international contemporary artists, draws from themes that question society’s obsession with tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. This exhibition in the galleries of the August Wilson Center provides the featured artists the opportunity to create spaces of joy, safety, healing, and care for humanity and the environment. See it first!...Please join us for our private opening reception   VIP Experience: $150 | 5:30-7:00pm Includes private guided tour of the exhibition,…

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Buika: Tiger Eyed Tour
October 18 @ 8:00 pm

It takes a lot of guts to expose your true self to others, and acclaimed singer songwriter, poet, composer and music producer, Buika (pronounced BWEE-ka), does that every night she goes on stage. As plain as the tattoos on her skin, Buika bears her soul to her fans across the world, whom she affectionately calls her “tribe.” This upcoming year Buika begins her journey of storytelling across America, from Miami to DC, NY and more, Japan later in March amongst…

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Faith Evans
October 20 @ 8:00 pm

Faith Renée Evans is a multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. With a music career spanning over two decades, Faith has released eight studio albums, with over 18 million albums sold and spawning over 30 singles.

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Ayikodans Cri Des Nago
October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Founded by internationally renowned Haitian born choreographer, dancer, and educator Jeanguy Saintus Riché, Ayikodans is considered to be the premiere professional dance company of Haiti. Saintus has enabled the emergence of a new, contemporary Haitian aesthetic that, while rooted in tradition, reflects a modern Caribbean culture and creativity that would surprise many who associate the country with disaster, poverty and helplessness. Ayikodans proudly re-envisions the Vodou dances, culture and histories of Haiti, which continue to celebrate their roots in Africanist embodied…

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November 2018

TRUTHSAYERS: Nikki Giovanni
November 8 @ 7:00 pm

Nikki Giovanni, an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. One of the world's most well-known African-American poets, her work includes poetry anthologies, poetry recordings, and nonfiction essays, and covers topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won numerous awards including an unprecedented 7 NAACP Image Awards. She has been nominated for a Grammy; been a finalist for the National Book Award. Nikki Giovanni has authored 3 New York Times and Los Angeles Times Best…

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Dianne Reeves
November 11 @ 8:00 pm

Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today — her arsenal of talents is richly on display in each and every song of her limitless repertoire. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Dianne has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard and was recently named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts ‘Jazz Master.’ Dianne’s magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality…

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Jazz In The Café: Victor Provost
November 30 @ 8:00 pm

“Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home” – The Washington Post Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously…

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December 2018

Harlem To Hollywood
December 8 @ 8:00 pm

August Wilson Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents Harlem to Hollywood. Malik Yoba's Harlem To Hollywood is designed as an immersive multimedia theatrical experience that brings audiences up close and personal into the life of one of Hollywood's most enduring talents over the last 25 years. This tour de force one-man show displays Yoba's masterful embodiment of more than a dozen engaging and colorful characters with stunning accuracy and humor. Harlem to Hollywood is the opus Yoba has worked on…

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TruthSayers: Angela Rye
December 10 @ 7:00 pm

Politico, lawyer, and self-described empowermenteur, Angela Rye is one of America’s most influential voices for positive change in the political process. As the principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, she advocates for economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement among young professionals. She is a prominent CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst, and a regular figure in the media, with features in Marie Claire, Ebony, and the Washington Post, and appearances on BET, HBO, and HuffPost Live, with whom…

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Sean Jones: A Suite For Flying Girls
December 12 @ 8:00 pm

To capture the freedoms, joys, visions and dreams of those that are often set aside, unseen, misunderstood, and oppressed is a daunting task. Sean Jones seeks to sonically depict the work of Peju Alatise and her ability to do just that in her work, Flying Girls. By taking several images from Alatise’s exhibit, Jones seeks to express the triumphant vision that is evident in the work.

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